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4 Common Myths Regarding Your Diesel Engine

November 16th, 2018

It’s good to know these common myths regarding your diesel engine so that you don’t make the same mistakes!

Diesel engines are used for commercial trucks and are different than gasoline engines that come with regular vehicles. Over time, a lot of myths have come about pertaining to diesel engines and how they should be cared for and maintained. Here are four common myths regarding your diesel engine.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Real Cost of Owning a Commercial Truck

November 9th, 2018

Purchasing a commercial truck is a great investment, but also a big one!

Typically, truck drivers start out working for a company and driving their trucks around for them. However, investing in your own commercial truck and becoming an independent contractor or owner operator is a great goal to have as a truck driver. This gives you the freedom to work for yourself and own a truck. However, this is a big investment that requires a good amount of planning. Here is some insight on the real cost of owning a commercial truck. Read the rest of this entry »

Five Helpful Tips for a Long Road Trip

November 2nd, 2018
Five Helpful Tips for a Long Road Trip

Try utilizing these five tips on your next long haul to have a more relaxed, less uncomfortable trip.

When you have a long haul ahead of you, it’s critical that you plan ahead to ensure for both your wellbeing and safety. Exhaustion and discomfort while on the road may be common side effects, but they don’t have to be. Try utilizing these five tips on your next long haul to have a more relaxed, less uncomfortable trip. Read the rest of this entry »

The Four Most Common Modes of Shipping Freight

October 26th, 2018

For smaller loads, a Less than Truckload shipping method is a good option!

Truck drivers are responsible for transporting all different types of goods from one destination to another. Just as there are different types of freight trucks, there are also different types of freight. There are several different ways to package and ship products to make the process easier. Here are the four most common modes of shipping freight. Read the rest of this entry »

How to Prepare Your Freight Truck for Cooler Weather

October 19th, 2018

Now is the time to start preparing your freight truck for the cold weather that is approaching!

Autumn is here which means that the weather is beginning to cool down. Those brisk mornings and nights are just a intro for what’s to come in the next couple of months. The winter will be here before we know it, so it’s important to prepare your freight truck for those cold road trips. Here is how to prepare your freight truck for the cooler weather. Read the rest of this entry »

4 Things to Consider Before Becoming an Owner Operator

October 5th, 2018

An owner operator is responsible for everything from purchasing a truck to booking their own pick ups and deliveries!

Being your own boss can be very rewarding, but the reward doesn’t come without a lot of hard work, time, and dedication. An owner operator is in charge of all the elements of their trucking business from purchasing the truck to maintenance to renting it out to others for use. If you want to become an owner operator, here are four things to consider. Read the rest of this entry »

Your First Year as a Truck Driver: What to Expect

September 21st, 2018

Your first year as a truck driver will require a lot of adjusting, but can be very rewarding in the long run!

A truck driving career is like no other career you will have. It allows you the opportunity to make good money while traveling the world simultaneously. It is a very rewarding career choice, but just like any other career, it isn’t always easy. Here is what to expect during your first year as a truck driver. Read the rest of this entry »

The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs: Part 2

September 14th, 2018

If you want to drive in teams or don’t want to work overnight, there are truck driving jobs for you as well!

In the first part of this blog, we discussed the most common types of truck driving jobs available: Company, Lease Purchase, and Owner Operator. This next part will go into the more unconventional options for truck driving jobs. Here are the second set of truck driving jobs to give you further insight on the options that you have.  Read the rest of this entry »

The Different Types of Truck Driving Jobs: Part 1

September 7th, 2018

Find out about the types of truck driving jobs so that you know where to being your trucking career!

When you enter the truck driving industry, it is important to know what types of trucking jobs are available. People may think that there is only one option when it comes to truck driving, but there are actually several based on how independent you want to be, your schedule, etc. Here are some of the different types of truck driving jobs.  Read the rest of this entry »

How Does a Diesel Engine Work?

August 30th, 2018

With a diesel engine, fuel is sprayed into chambers and the pressurized air heats up and ignites the fuel.

Most cars on the road use gasoline engines that work by causing a small explosion from the mixture of fuel and air. A diesel engine works a little differently – fuel is sprayed into combustion chambers as pressurized air heats and ignites the fuel. Read on for more detailed information about how diesel engines keep vehicles on the road.  Read the rest of this entry »

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